Tech4good: Innovate Locally, Impact Globally (Citypreneurs x CES Asia)

11 Jun 2019 to 12 Jun 2019
Shanghai, China
Open meeting

The Citypreneurs conference programme "Tech4good: Innovate Locally, Impact Globally" was held at the Consumer Electronics Show Asia (CES Asia) on 11-12 June 2019 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre in Shanghai, China. The event was co-hosted by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific - East and North-East Asia Office (UNESCAP-ENEA), the Seoul Digital Foundation (SDF), the World Smart Sustainable Cities Organization (WeGO) and the World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA).

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  1. Sustainable by Design Workshop
  2. 11 June 2019, 10:30am - 12:30pm

    The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) provide a universal and visionary framework for global cooperation and action to end all forms of poverty, fight inequalities and tackle climate change, while ensuring that no one is left behind. More and more businesses and investors understand that addressing the SDGs represents good business: by providing a conducive environment for long term profits and by developing solutions for these global challenges, they can be at the forefront of new markets. This hands-on workshop is targeted towards impact-driven start-ups and established businesses aiming to integrate sustainability into their core business and align their business model with the SDGs.*limited to 25 participants

  3. Sustainability in Emerging Tech
  4. 12 June 2019, 2pm - 5pm

  • Session 1: Sustainability Investing and Ventures
  • How can social impact and market-rate returns be simultaneously achieved? What core impact metrics and operating principles should you look for? Explore how impact business models can create positive social and environmental outcomes while generating significant growth and profitability.

  • Session 2: Is Emerging Tech Helping or Hindering Sustainable Development?
  • Emerging technologies offer opportunities to transform lives and the environment for good. But what are the risks? Join the conversation to explore the ramifications and trajectories of emerging technologies and how we can shape frontier technologies towards achieving sustainability and inclusion.

  • Session 3: Delivering Sustainability through Public-Private-People Partnerships at the Local Level
  • Listen to featured experts from startups, the public and private sectors, city leaders, and UN representatives discuss the vital role of sustainable businesses in solving urban challenges, particularly with regards to urban development, public-private-people partnerships, and the use of emerging consumer tech such as AI, IoT and blockchain.

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